• Happy Mother's Day 2016 [Pictured: A mother and kid enjoy on the beach of Los Quebrantos in San Juan de la Arena, northern Spain]Reuters
  • Happy Mother's Day 2016 [Pictured: A mother and daughter walk near a beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey]Reuters

Mother's Day, celebrated to honour motherhood, is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in many parts of the world and this year it falls on May 8.

The celebration of Mother's Day is said to have begun in the United States during the early 20th century after Anna Jarvis, who is now known as the founder of the Mother's Day holiday in the U.S., campaigned for a special day for mothers considering their sacrifices for the family. The first official Mother's Day is believed to have celebrated it at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

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Check out some inspiring quotes by famous personalities to be shared on Mother's Day 2016:

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. — Rudyard Kipling, writer.

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? —Mahatma Gandhi. 

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. — William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. — Victor Hugo, novelist

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. — Theodore Hesburgh, priest

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. — Erich Fromm, psychologist

Motherhood is... difficult and... rewarding. — Gloria Estefan, singer

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President.

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. — Robert Browning, poet

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. — George Eliot, novelist

Here are some wishes, messages and picture greetings to be shared on Mother's Day 2016:

From morning till dawn,
You work really hard for us,
And your work is never done.
Wishing you all the greetings of your special day.
Happy Mother's Day my dear

You were my first friend,
To whom I used to tell everything.
But now by staying miles away from you
I dont get much time to spend with you.
I am sorry for not being with you mom.
Mother I wish you Happy Mothers Day.

I love you more than anything in the world.
Thank you for being the best mother.
Happy Mother's Day

You are the first person I think of every morning.
You are the last person I think of before sleep.
Your prayers and blessings are the sole reason for my existence.
Thank you mom for taking care of me in the best ways possible.
Happy Mother's Day

You are one gem of a person,
Who is there for me whenever I am happy or sad
The kind of love you shower on me is irreplaceable by anyone.
You are the best thing that happened in my life.
Happy Happy Mother's Day

Every single day we fight each other.
I often gets irritated during our conversations.
But, its the love that binds us together after all the fights.
You are the best person I could be with.
Thank you for being with me.
Happy Mother's Day.

I had yelled at you n number of times.
But you were always nice to me.
Thank you for your patience mom.
You are the best mom I can be pride of.
Hearty wishes on this Mother's Day.

Thank you for making me a good daughter.
Thank you for making my dreams come true.
Thank you for being with me during my ups and downs.
Love you always.

You make my life colourful.
You make me feel special.
I am glad to have you in my life.
Thank you mom.
Happy Mother's Day

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